The Acadians (a.k.a the Cajuns) and Creole cultures have greatly influenced the “Louisiana” culture and those that are not part of their heritage, so to say, do not realize how much it has shaped the traditions and beliefs of Louisiana. The tourist industry especially, uses their culture as a focus to draw in tourists around the world, particularly their music and food. Thus making it very easy for us to forget that there is more to culture. This site will focus on the Acadian/Cajun folktales. By looking through the Acadian folk culture in the avenues of folktales, superstitions, legends and traditions, we of today can divulge what these people hold dear, or fear, and how they understood their world.
Explanation of what is a folk tradition; Three common traditions in South Louisiana by Marcia Gaudet
The folklore of the Acadian people. This collection will consist of tales of the Acadians.
As the Cajun people have a rich culture that went almost untouched for sometime until the late 1940s, there are...
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